Friday, December 17, 2010

Back to life, back to reality...

Roy and I are back to work today after a great vacation at home. In our week off we were able to get so much done! The kids got their physicals done and helped us out in completing that bit of paperwork. Roy and I got our physicals done and are just waiting for our blood work results before that bit of paperwork is completed. We got our local police clearance letter completed. We were able to get a lot of the contractual paperwork done and the rest started. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, we will be able to begin our home study meetings. Roy and I each need to complete an autobiography-- not sure how to approach that one but, we will get it done. We have started on our required readings. We did not get our hague training done which was one of our objectives but we will get that completed as soon as we are able to. I am so excited about how this is all starting to take shape. Oh, the ups and downs in the roller coaster ride of adoption is in full swing.

I am so sad to be going back to work today. I love vacations at home. Pretending that I don't work for a week is so much fun. Then, the dreaded first day back. I suspect it won't be as bad as I am anticipating-- it usually never is. The worst part is just getting ready to go. Roy has been fortunate enough to ease back into work. He went in yesterday for an hour training and then today he gets to leave early for a work related holiday party.

Otherwise, in this house-- we are on Christmas Break. Josiah will still be doing his home school and his Learning Rx. But, the kids are having a blast playing together in spite of Jenna and Kallista both not feeling well. I will be glad when they are back to normal. The cold weather, that they are not used to, along with all the extra things we have been doing for the holiday season has really worn them down. We are also getting a new dryer. We have had our dryer for close to ten years-- if not longer and it has finally given up working for us. Roy and I hunted around on the internet and believe that we have found a good deal for a dryer that can be delivered to us tomorrow. I truly did take a vacation at home and laundry has been piling up. I don't want to talk about exactly how much dirty laundry is sitting around this house but we definitely needed the delivery tomorrow option.

Going to post this, hide some more laundry, and get this house vacuumed.

PS. We had the most fantastic dinner last night!! Roy and I prepared Doro Wat and Injera-- an Ethiopian dish in celebration for our nephew Jamesy's first birthday! Give it a try-- it is fantastic!! You can find recipees online with step by step directions. Even the pickiest of eaters in this house loved it-- which if you know Kallista-- says a lot!


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